Garson Yu is the founder and creative director of yU+co – a motion design company in L.A. responsible for numerous eye-catching title sequences. To name but two highlights: the innovative animated end credit sequence for ‘300‘ and the cleverly embedded opening credits for much-discussed 6-minute opening sequence of Watchmen.
Garson Yu started his career in NYC as a freelance designer at R/GA; moved to L.A. in ’93 to join Imaginary Forces as co-creative director alongside partner Kyle Cooper; and founded yU+co in 1998.
We asked Yu about past and current trends in title design and he talks about his favorite title sequence, Se7en.
To embed or download this interview: vimeo.com/6486834
Part of a series of video interviews with Main Title designers recorded at the Flux/Forget the Film, Watch the Titles event at the Hammer Museum, L.A. See also our interviews with Jamie Caliri, Karin Fong, Danny Yount, and Kyle Cooper.
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Madelinde Hageman, Raoul Matheron
Niels de Roos and Paul de Heer
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The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
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in-depth interview on Art of the TitleKarin Fong interview Jamie Caliri interview Flux.net
Courtney Taniguchi's report of the Flux/Forget the Film, Watch the Titles event